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Before joining the MPIL Dr. Radu Carciumaru worked as head of the CrossCulture Programme at the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa). Dr. Carciumaru was responsible for the strategic development of the CCP; for the thematic focus areas of non-formal political education; digital civil society and climate justice as well as steering program implementation. Under his direct involvement, the CrossCulture Program expanded to include six countries in Latin America and the Caribbean region, and six additional countries in the Indo-Pacific region. In addition, Dr. Carciumaru was responsible for the conceptualisation and development of a multidimensional digital platform "Civil Society", which offers civil society actors from Germany and around the world a protected, GDPR-compliant and secure digital space for collaboration.
Prior to that, between 2005 an 2019, Dr. Radu Carciumaru held various positions at the South Asia Institute of the Heidelberg University, including as a lecturer; as a student advisor; managing editor of the "Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics"; co-founder of the Sri Lanka Working Group; scientific coordinator of the Asia Working Group; expert in the project "Varieties of Democracy" (V-Dem), and most recently as head of the Heidelberg University New Delhi, India branch office and board member of the German House of Science and Innovation. Dr. Carciumaru has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Delhi (2019) and Ashoka University (2015).
In addition, Dr. Carciumaru acted as chairperson of the Advisory Council on Migration and Integration (Migrationsbeirat) of the City of Mannheim, counselor in the Monitoring Committee on “Democracy and Tolerance” (Mannheim) and advisor in the town twinning association.
Dr. Carciumaru holds a PhD in Political Science ("Negotiating Conflict in Deeply Divided Societies: Complex power-sharing institutions in South Asia and Eastern Europe" (magna cum laude)) from Heidelberg University with a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation and has several publications on institutional design in plural societies, conflict negotiation, prevention and management.
• (together with Subrata Mitra) “A Tale of Four Cities: Does Ethnic Diversity Lead to Urban Conflicts?”, in Anasua Basu Ray Choudhury and Vikash Kumar, eds., Understanding Transition in South Asia: Economy, Politics and Society, Academic Foundation, Gurugram, 2020.
• (ed., together with Madhushree Sekher) Including the Excluded in South Asia? Power, Politics, Policies, Springer, 2019.
• “Introduction,” in Negotiating conflict and accommodating identity in South Asia, ed., New Delhi: Samskriti, 2018.
• "Power Sharing or Control? India and Sri Lanka in a comparative perspective,” in Negotiating conflict and accommodating identity in South Asia, ed., New Delhi: Samskriti, 2018.
• (ed.) Negotiating conflict and accommodating identity in South Asia, New Delhi: Samskriti, 2018.
• (together with Subrata Mitra) "Beyond the ‘Low-Level Equilibrium Trap’: Getting to a ‘Principled Negotiation’ of the Kashmir Conflict,” Irish Studies in International Affairs, Vol. 26 (2015), 1–24.